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By Emma Barker

ISBN-10: 1849760969

ISBN-13: 9781849760966

This quantity interrogates labels utilized in usual histories of the paintings of this era (baroque, rococo, neoclassicism, and Romanticism) and examines either demonstrated and up to date art-historical methodologies, together with formalism, iconology, spectatorship and reception, and id and distinction. Key subject matters contain baroque Rome, Dutch work of the Golden Age, Georgian London, the Paris salon, and the effect of the invention of the South Pacific.

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